1. nicebadalex

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    I know the game is free but I was just wondering. I'm not that knowledgeable on 3ds hacking so I don't know the answer.
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend
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    You probably won't get banned for anything on the 3DS these days, unless you cheat online.

    Nobody has been banned for installing pirated games.
     
  3. nicebadalex

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    Are you sure?
     
  4. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan
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    Yes nintendo only ban people for cheating on the 3ds.
     
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  5. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Has a PhD in dueling
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    i thought they stopped online services for the 3ds now (Mainly pokemon)
     
  6. Lacius

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    Not including issues with 3ds files on flashcarts, there are only a few ways to get banned on the 3DS:
    1. Cheating online
    2. Playing online with a game that hasn't been released yet
    3. The CFW ban if May 2017, which was largely due to installing illegitimate titles like freeShop or FBI to the home menu
    Pirated games are indistinguishable from legitimate titles from Nintendo's point of view on the 3DS.

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    I predicted they would have stopped this summer, but I was wrong. 3DS and Wii U online play are still going strong. I play Splatoon 1 and Ultra Moon online on a regular basis.
     
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    Bans haven't been dished out in forever as I understand it. You'll be perfectly safe.
     
  8. Kwyjor

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    The Pokemon "Global Link" got shut down, but that was pretty much just a web interface. All other online features still work fine. I expect we would still have the official Nintendo WFC (for DS and Wii) if that network wasn't beyond Nintendo's control.
     
  9. Little_Anonymous_Hacker

    Little_Anonymous_Hacker GBAtemp's Openly ABDL 1337 HAX0R
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    You won't be banned for installing any CIAs. If you were to install a fake ticket and try redownloading the game from the eShop, then you could get in trouble.
     
  10. Reecey

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  11. dwain12435

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    You will not be banned unless you cheat online.
     
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    Banned for cheating online? You only get banned if you enable spotpass in the settings. Not the spotpass in-game
     
  13. lone_wolf323

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    That has never been proven to be true or falso.
     
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